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1942 MB? Reno, NV $19,990


Looks like a nice build. It’s being sold by a dealer. It includes a Warn OD and a Bobcat hood.


“Sierra Classics Imports is proud to present this exceptionally mean 1942 Willys. The off-road machine is finished in a nice red paint with chrome diamond plating covering much of the car. The 283 cubic inch motor came from a 1961 Corvette and sounds loud and mean with the power to back it up. The 283 is linked up with a 4 speed manual transmission with Worn overdrive. The car has 11 inch drum brakes all the way around stopping 10×15 inch wheels and 33 inch tires. The Willys also has tilt steering as well as a full top a new radiator and a new water pump. This is an excellent Willys and would be a hard charging fun toy for anyone who wants to go off road with some oomf. Give us a call if you have any questions!”

Sierra Classics & Imports
525 Kietzke Ln, Reno, NV 89502

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1952 M-38 Puyallup, WA 9600


UPDATE: This is relisted art a higher price. Unclear if this is being resold or not..

(10/30/2022) Lots of updates to this rig. It looks ready for the hills.


“Willy’s jeep ready for some crawling with this gearing. Saginaw steering power, 538 gears, motor is a 4 speed granny gear. Chev toploader. Onboard air. This Jeep is ready for you to add your personal touches. It’s stored and has been stored in a garage. No rust and no trades.”

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1947 CJ-2A Aguanda, CA $7000


This looks to have a few updates.


“Willy Jeep 47 Runs good”

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1942 MB? Santa Cruz, CA $27,000


Nice looking build.


“small block 283, 350turbo trans, Cadillac tilt steering power assist brakes power steering locking hubs front and tons of chrome and parts”

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1947 CJ-2A Aguanga, CA $7000


May be worth a look.


“Willy Jeep 47 Runs good”

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1946 CJ-2A Stearns, KY $5500


This has an unusual hardtop made of diamond plate. The drain holes appear filled.


“Dam good jeep has no rust posting for family member”

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1942? GPW? Bend, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2022) This oddity is supposed to be built atop a 1942 GPW chassis.


“Willys Jeep rolling chassis with custom built aluminum body unique vehicle one of a kind just don’t got time to finish it. No motor, trans, or title. Great condition for being from ww2 would make great frame to restore a gpw or finish it as it is.”

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1946 CJ-2A Clarkdale, AZ $13,000


This looks like a very nice build.


“Custom 1946 Willys Jeep. Dana 44 front axle with air locker, Dana 66 rear end with air locker, power steering, automatic, GM 350 blue printed and balanced, front and rear disk brakes, compressor, Warn winch, CB. Comes set up with a tow bar and plug for pulling behind an RV or truck. Comes with soft doors and soft top.”

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1950 CJ-3A Chandler, AZ $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/26/2022) Unclear if the diamond plate is protecting the body or covering issues.


“1950 Willy’s Jeep for sale. 6,500 OBO.”

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1963 CJ-3B Oklahoma City, OK $9500


This has a variety of updates.


“Classic and rare Jeep! Only 37k original miles! 4wd 4 speed! Inline 4 cylinder with 75hp. This thing is a head turner! Clean title! Aftermarket radio and speakers! ”

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1952 M-38A1 Kingwood, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This has an extended back and lots of diamond plate.


“1952 Willys Jeep, restored in 2008, has not ran in 10 years but keep in good condition during time and ready to go to a new owner to getting it runnings and use! 3 speed transmission with hi/lo shifter and 4 wheel drive.”

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1954 CJ-3B Bailey, CO $4500


This is a project with later model Free-Lock hubs.


“1954 willys for sale, new motor, rebuilt tranny. Needs wiring harness and driveshaft. I have title also. Will need a trailer or car dolly to pick up.”

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1948 CJ-2A Mountlake Terrace, WA $27,500

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

This custom build has some unique features.


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“Custom built 48 Willys CJ2A, ground up build, only things untouched are hood and tailgate. Fully boxed in frame, shackle reverse in front, custom lift, lifted springs in rear, spring over in front. 31″ of suspension travel. Dana 44 with spool in rear, Dana 30 with locker in front, 456 gears. Warn full floater axel conversion in rear with premium Warn hubs all the way around. Disc brake conversion front and rear. Custom built diff. guards. Rebuilt dana 18 transfer case. GM 350 4 bolt main, turbo 350 trans, engine has 10K miles, trans rebuilt. B&M shifter custom gauges, leather bucket seats, full roll cage, dual batteries, on-board air compressor, 8000 lb Mile Marker winch, GM tilt wheel, power steering conversion, under body rock lights, off-road lights, 20-gallon fuel cell. custom built half doors, custom built front and rear bumpers and full soft top, 35″ Toyo MT tires. To many custom mods to list. Motor was low mile used motor, everything else new or rebuilt with less than 8k miles. Serious off-roader. This jeep will leave your buddy’s behind on the trail plus get you a ton of compliments when you drive it on the road. Serious inquiries only, also willing to trade for newer gen muscle car”

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1947 CJ-2A Reno, NV $13,500


Lots of updates to his 2A.


“1947 Jeep Willys CJ2A, Chevy 350 crate motor from Performance Chevrolet with very few miles, Dana 27 front with locker, Dana 44 rear with locker, 538 gears, T90 3speed with Warn Overdrive, 11” drum brakes with vacuum power assist, Ramsey 9,000 winch, “like new” 33” BFG tires, please call or text, no trades”

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1947 CJ-2A Dayton, WY $15,000


No description provided.


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1954 CJ-3B Milmay, NJ $8500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(06/15/2022) Has some floor repairs and, possibly, side-body repairs.


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“Willy Jeep CJ3B high hood.
Rebuilt motor
Changed over to 12 volts
Electronic ignition
All new brake lines
Totally rewired
Solid Jeep”

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1946 CJ-2A Eagle, ID $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(06/18/2022) This has a a variety of mods.


“1946 Willy’s Jeep RUNS GREAT! Original transmission. Chevy 350 engine New tires & rims New carburador New radiator Mileage unknown Not fancy, but super cool! No trades”

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1953 CJ-3A Milford, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

This flattie has an unusual hardtop and door setup. It looks well done; I can’t tell if it was home made or commercially produced, though I have no brochures for a top like this.

“1953 Willys CJ3A V6 Buick with a Ford 4 speed top loader, Power steering Front disc. brake, M/T wheels with 33/ 12.5/15 Extra set of wheels tires for winter 35/12.5/15 PTO, wench, hardtop and doors $10,500 OBO”

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1946 CJ-2A Williamsport, PA $11,000


This modified CJ-2A is only 2WD.


“Has a 305 with cam,350 turbo tranny,ford nine inch rear. Jeep seats a won lots of throphys.don’t message unless you have the cash. This is 2 wheel.drive. If it is still posted then it’s available. I won’t keep answering this question”

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1966 CJ-5 Elizabeth, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8200.

Given the dash plaques, this was likely a long time Jeep Club jeep. This likely has the F-5-200W Kelly hardtop (it could have been original to the jeep).

“Clean little 1966 CJ5 for sale runs and drives great, v6 96000 original miles. Hard top, 3 speed manual with two speed transmission. Defrost with heat and 2nd heater for cab. No rust just a couple minor dings. Also comes with factory driver seat, hydraulic snow plow, plow lights. Cool little jeep, just a little small for me. Clean title in hand.”

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1948 CJ-2A Pendleton, OR $12,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(04/30/2022) This jeep has an unusual rear bumper made out of diamond plate. The Pendleton Roundup spare-tire cover is a nice vintage element, as is are the Keep Oregon Green mud flaps (newer versions of this style can be purchased here, but the vintage ones look hardier).


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“1948 Jeep willy’s cj2a. Runs and drives. Needs brake work done. Brand new fuel pump 4/23/22. Tires are in brand new condition. It needs serviced pretty bad. This thing sat for around 15 years. Cash preferred, absolutely no trades. $12,000 OBO. Call or text.”

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1950 CJ-3A Yakima, WA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/10/2021) This project needs completion. It has a Bobcat Fiberglass hood.


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“Whats been finished.
Engine conversion to 1989 TBI 350.
New leaf springs. New shocks.
New power steering. New brakes
New Painless performance wiring harness.

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1948 CJ-2A Santa Barbara, CA $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

This may have an aftermarket tub, based on the gauge placements.


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“Flat fender Willys Jeep for sale. This flatfender was restored about 15 years ago and is powered by a Buick 215 V8 which has an aluminum block. Runs, shifts, and drives well. This Jeep is in great shape with no rust, no bondo, and a very straight tub with just the right amount of patina. Softtopper top included and in decent condition with soft doors. Brand new battery. Comes on Mickey Thompson mud tires and with a spare set. Front bumper is set up to take Warren winch and back bumper has receiver to take spare tire/fuel can carrier. Many common upgrades have already been made which include tilt steering column, larger engine, flat tow bar, interior carpet and back seats. This is the perfect jeep for cruising to the beach or around town. Everywhere you go people will appreciate this vehicle”

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1952 M-38 Graham, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.


(11/22/2018) “Willy’s jeep ready for some crawling with the low gearing. Saginaw steering power, 538 gears, motor is a 4.65 Chev toploader. This Jeep is ready for you to add your personal touches. It’s stored and has been stored in a garage”

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1960? DJ-5? Victoria, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

This rear-wheel-drive build is interesting. It’s listed as a 1960 DJ-5 but those weren’t built until 1966 (it also lacks the faux battery box lid of a 1960 body). The fenders are later than 1960, too. The half top is one of the nicer ones I’ve seen, but I don’t recognize the model. The engine sounds like it would work well. The work n the jeep looks well done.


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“Jeep Willys DJ5 with RWD, new less then 200 miles, built with the best of everything. It has a 2.0L Ford TIVCT crate engine, 3.91 Ford 9″ rear with track lock, 2″ front axle with GM metric bakes front/rear, 5 speed manual and lots of other parts too numerous to list here. NO TEXT MESSAGES I WILL NOT ANSWER. Licensed as an antique vehicle. Will consider trades for another vehicle that fits my lifestyle.”